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Transsion Holdings’ Tecno brand has added a new variant to the Camon 18-series smartphones with the launch of the Tecno Camon 18i in Nigeria.

Tecno Camon 18i boxing

The all-new Tecno Camon 18i gets a quiet launch a few times after the debut of its siblings Camon 18, Camon 18 Premier, and Camon 18P. The handset carries a 6.6-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, and a huge battery. The device is yet to appear on the company’s website but reportedly already available in the country.

Interestingly, the Tecno Camon 18i appears to be a rebadged Tecno Camon 17. The device also carries the very same model number as the Camon 17. Apparently, Tecno wasn’t selling enough Camon 17 units anymore but still had a big stock. So the choice was to put a new makeup in the handset. That said, the device has a 6.6-inch LCD screen with a 1,600 x 720 pixels resolution. It flaunts a triple-camera system at the rear with a 48 MP main lens and two 2 MP sensors.

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Under the hood, the phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G85 SoC with a Mali G52 GPU. The handset draws its powers from a huge 5,000 mAh battery that is complete with 18W fast-charging technology. While some mainstream brands ship devices with micro USB ports, it’s good to see a USB C port in this low-end handset. It also includes a micro SD card slot in case 128 GB of built-in storage isn’t enough for you.

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The device has dual-SIM support, 4G connectivity and runs on Android 11 straight out of the box.

Tecno Camon 18i Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, October 24
  • Status: Available. Released 2021, October

Design

  • Dimensions: 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.95 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Colors: Frost Sliver, Deep sea, Tranquil Green
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz, 450 nits
  • Size: 6.6 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11 (HiOS 7.6)

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Memory Card Slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 48 MP
    • 2 MP
    • 2 MP
  • Features: Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K/1080p@30fps
  • LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, 1/4″ Pixel Size, 1.0µm,
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, Panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • USB: 2.0, USB OTG

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes, Fast battery charging 18W (wired)

Tecno Camon 18i Price In Nigeria

The Tecno Camon 18i comes with a price of N84,500 (about $189) for the single variant with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. The handset is also available in Kenya for KES18,999 (about $170).

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The device is available in various colors. However, the company didn’t specify the name of these colors. It’s available across authorized Tecno stores in the country.

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